Sub-3:30 Marathon in 2012 Goal Thread (Read 4587 times)

    Congrats on the PR Clive!! Great job!

    Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson

      CliveF - can you put me down for a sub 3:15?

      Running Philly this weekend. 

      Thanks!

        On a somewhat related note, after poo-pooing the value of doing things like strides and form drills, I integrated them into my training this year and I think they really did help with improving my running.  If you do decide to go with Pfitz, I would recommend reading that chapter and integrating some of that stuff since he doesn't put it directly in the plan.

        Julia, are those drill sin his first-edition Advanced Marathoning book or only the second-edition?  I have some drills from Pete Magill, but I'd be interested in the Pfitz stuff too.

        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

        Julia1971


          Julia, are those drill sin his first-edition Advanced Marathoning book or only the second-edition?  I have some drills from Pete Magill, but I'd be interested in the Pfitz stuff too.

           

          I have the second edition.  Pages 102-104 discuss drills.  There are pictures of some but I mixed in some others as well - about 5 minutes once a week.  I think it helped with flexibility and range of motion in my legs.

          Run the mile you are in.

            3:17:29 today at Philadelphia Marathon.

            Had a great experience and learned a lot at my second marathon.

             

            Overall very happy with a 12 minute PR!

            Julia1971


              3:17:29 today at Philadelphia Marathon.

              Had a great experience and learned a lot at my second marathon.

               

              Overall very happy with a 12 minute PR!

               

              Sweet!  Great performance.  Congrat!

              Run the mile you are in.


              Interval Junkie --Nobby

                CliveF: if you can put me down for Philly, time goal 3:10, I'd appreciate it.

                 

                3:08:45. 

                 

                w00t, graduate!

                2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.

                  3:08:45. 

                   

                  w00t, graduate!

                   

                  Just read your report in the other thread.  Simply fantastic work, man.  You put in a LOT of work this training cycle, and it payed off big!  That's awesome.  

                  "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                  Emil Zatopek

                    EGH3 – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = ____

                     

                     3:13:48 Big grin

                     

                    jedigunnie26.2


                    BQ in 2013

                      Has a 2013 3:30 thread been created yet?

                      PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)

                       

                      2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K  | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2

                       

                      2013

                      Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR

                      Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR

                      Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR

                       

                      Up Next:

                      Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13

                      RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13

                      Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13

                        Nope.  I'm happy to continue, but I'm open to letting someone else in on the fun if anyone has a firm desire.

                        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                        jedigunnie26.2


                        BQ in 2013

                          Clive - good to know. New to RA forum as I was very active in RWOL, but made switch like a lot of folks. I posted regularly in the 3:30 thread there and still do. I missed my 3:30 in Harrisburg. I had a solid cycle and my fitness was there, but dealt with some blister around mile 16-17 and did me in. Still PR'd with a 3:47, but still disappointing. Not running a spring marathon, but focusing on my speed with 2 HMs. using Daniels 5k-15k to train for them. I plan to be a regular here in 2013 3:30.

                          PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)

                           

                          2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K  | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2

                           

                          2013

                          Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR

                          Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR

                          Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR

                           

                          Up Next:

                          Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13

                          RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13

                          Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13

                          Julia1971


                             3:13:48 Big grin

                             

                            I think I missed this one somehow...  Congratulations, graduate! 

                            Run the mile you are in.


                            hairshirt knitter

                              rubhadubh – 07OCT2012 – Valley Harvest (Wolfville NS)  RESULT = DNS

                               

                              Am I not allowed to claim graduation based on my 3:23:49 at the Friends of Keji trail marathon 15 SEPT? Please? :-)

                                Am I not allowed to claim graduation based on my 3:23:49 at the Friends of Keji trail marathon 15 SEPT? Please? :-)

                                Sorry, I didn't see you post a try or result for it. Blush  Got it now, though!

                                “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman